It’s Okay To NOT Workout As A New Mom

it's okay to not workout as a new mom

  Contrary to popular social media belief, it’s okay to NOT work out as a new mom. It’s okay NOT to return to a formal fitness routine immediately. I feel the need to say this because what I am continuing to see on social media scares me. And I can’t be alone in this. There […]

Runner Sin + Best Brownies Ever + My Little Boy (tol)

  I recently stopped buying bananas because, well, I stopped eating bananas. How crazy of a concept? All I know is that I started throwing out more bananas than I was eating or looking to freeze so I simply stopped buying them. Pretty sure this is a runner sin. I brought a pair of Lululemon […]

Dating After Divorce – An Update

Dating After Divorce

    It’s been a while since I talked about dating after divorce so I think it’s time to check back in on the subject. While I have written about this topic before, it’s interesting even to me to see how my feelings and viewpoints can change as my son gets older and my experiences […]

Thinking Out Loud – PMS Week


  I really appreciate the cuff over mittens on my lululemon Race Your Pace 1/2 Zip top for keeping my fingers warm while I am running as the temperatures begin to dip — that is until I am in need of the bathroom and proceed to go flying through my front door unable to peel the blasted cuff over […]

Thinking Out Loud – Motherhood Moments

lisa frank coloring book

  I throw all sorts of running and dessert stuff at you on a regular basis with only a few motherhood moments mixed in lately so here’s a quick glimpse of what it’s like for me these days as the mother of a 12-year-old witty boy. Never a dull moment, I swear! I have told you this before but […]

My Baby’s Birthday & Why I Now Meal Plan

benji and me

  My best little friend, also known as my son…my bunny…my baby…turns 12 today. How could this be? Wasn’t my baby just a baby?! I remember saving that Elmo airbrushed shirt for him to wear on his first birthday. Along with that first birthday king crown (October 6, 2004). So, it became clear to me that […]

Life Lessons For All Of Us

sharing ice cream

  You would think that by now, almost at the age of 12, it would be a little easier to keep my son quiet and entertained during Rosh Hashanah services at temple yesterday BUT NO. It’s the same as when he was three, if not worse. So much for taking a nice picture of him […]

what I’m thinking about today

really don't think about it quote

I have been out of whole wheat flour for over a month now. It’s not that I forget to pick it up when I am at the store because I remember every time. It’s more that I don’t pick it up because picking it up means I not only have to lift it, pay for […]

Running Helps Me Think – Favorite Post Roundup

running helps me think favorite post roundup

  As you figured out from yesterday’s post, the half marathon on Sunday was just plain difficult. I kept attempting to zone out as I normally do during my daily runs to remove myself from my discomfort but no matter how I tried, I just couldn’t do it. Running, in general though, is great for spacing out and letting your […]

Talking pedicures, Red Mango, motherhood & More

red mango

Last week it was gumballs making me smile. This week I have moved on to nail polish. I get real excited when I encounter a wall full of pretty polishes! But lately, as much as I love getting a pedicure, I have become overprotective of my feet. I think it’s the runner in me on […]

Snow Day And Fitness Freedom

benji and me

    We had another snow day yesterday. I must admit, I was actually happy that the schools were closed. My son was with his dad all weekend, up late with the Super Bowl Sunday night and lately he enjoys sleeping which is the complete opposite of how he used to be when he was […]

Running, Pure Barre But No Black Bean Brownies

weekly workout recap

  The weather was rather icky yesterday (snow, slush, ice, sleet, rain) so I decided it was a good day to finally make black bean brownies. I scoured my pinterest boards and did some google searching on the subject just to glance at the various combinations before formulating my own recipe. When I finally came up with […]